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Shakespeare and Co.

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367 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
+1 859-367-0413
07:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 07:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:30 - 23:00
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Flint Hill, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Very pleased to find Shakespeare and co. In Lexington KY. Friendly wait staff, interesting decor and a great meal. I had a Nicoise salad that was interestingly deconstructed, and there were a number of other things I would have tried on their menu.

Thank Howard W
Florence, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Be transported into the Victorian Era while you enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, or cocktails. This DUBAI headquartered chain is awesome. I was so glad to find its only USA locations were so close! Great American cuisine as well as MidEastern selections. Great espresso as well.

Thank Michwlv
Jackson, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

The welcoming was great. The restaurant is beautifully done in Victorian era. The service excellent but the food wasn't of the highest quality. We all had some version of eggs benedict and each of us said we have had better. The sauce had no flavor. The eggs were small and the English muffin soggy. (I had mine on the side)

Thank Valerie P
Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited the Chinoe Rd location for the first time tonight. I thought the restaurant looked exciting and was anxious to give it a try. The atmosphere was neat, loved the decor. However, I was disappointed with the food. Our server brought out rolls (who doesn't love free rolls yay) but they were cold and hard. Everything... More 

Thank maeghan1982
Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Great desserts and a cup of tea or coffee. Reminds me of a tea room. Great place to unwind or meet up with friends. Unusual in a good way.

Thank litebrite1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Omelet with spinach, mushroom and asparagus was phenomenal. Portion was surprisingly generous. Decor was uniquely detailed. Julia was so pleasant and attentive. It truly offers a great start.

Thank AngryWok
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Shakespeare & Co. is often a business meeting destination for me, I suspect, because they never have a wait. As a result, I've been to this restaurant many times. Regardless the location, my order, or the time of day, I have never had a good experience with the food or service. Both are just bad. Every. Time. And I'm really... More 

1 Thank PennyannKy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Sat in the bar area for a late dinner. Nice to have the open wall to the street in the summer. The blended drink and chicken satay were delicious, the tomato soup I sent back though. Fun interior (bar side). Our waitress wasn't 100% on her game.

Thank Lex S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

This restaurant provided a quiet start to a day in Lexington. Ample choices for breakfast and an efficient staff great you.

Thank Kevin P
West Mifflin, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Had breakfast here and It was phenomenal!!! Excellent service and food. The decor is so quaint and tasteful. If I ever visit Lexington again, this place is a must !! And Shane was an excellent server !!

Thank miacarr109

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 30
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 367 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-367-0413

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?